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Planting lily bulbs

I have received lily bulbs today with instructions to plant in horticultural sand. I have a bag of lawn sand and am wondering if this is same or if not, will it be ok to use?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,791

    I think lawn sand is something that kills moss though I've never used it so might be wrong there. 

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I use a multi purpose compost for my lilly bulbs. Most are planted in pots with crocks in the bottom.    

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,453

    If planting in a pot I would use either JI3 loam based with a couple of handfulls of horticultural grit added. 

    If planting in the garden I'd set the lily bulbs on a layer of horticultural grit to ensure they don't sit in a  puddle.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385

    Do not use lawn sand.

     Use multipurpose with added grit.

  • Ok, thank you everyone- job for tomorrow I think.

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